Monaco GP: Drivers will pay more attention on repaired Monaco area image

Organizers of the this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix have been working against the clock to repair damage to the track after a truck fire. The incident has already delayed arrivals to the paddock and with free practice in Monte Carlo on Thursday.

However, the organizers succeeded to manage this problem very well, and the surface is now repaired.

“I walked the circuit and it looked ok. It looked like they did a good job,” said Nick Heidfeld.

But, Nico Rosberg thinks the only issue will be the seeping of oil because the asphalt is not fully cured.

“We have to see if it rains,” added Rubens Barrichello, “but I don’t think there’s any prediction of that.”

Neither McLaren duo Jenson Button nor Lewis Hamilton, however, feel there is any cause for alarm.

‘I heard about what happened, and although I haven’t yet walked the circuit, they’re professionals,’ said Button.

‘I’m sure they know how to lay Tarmac, so hopefully it will be fine today.’

Hamilton added: ‘I don’t have any worries about it. I’m sure they have done a great job – and I love new Tarmac!